Loaded Greek Chickpea Pasta Salad

This delicious and healthy Loaded Greek Chickpea Pasta Salad is loaded with tons of protein and vegetables!

Loaded Chickpea Pasta Salad | Chickapea Pasta

We’re starting off the new year with clean eating, quick and easy recipe and we know that this delicious salad from Izzy at She Likes Food is going to become a popular dish in your household.  Love the bright colors!  Here’s Izzy to tell us about her latest creation.

So, we’re a few days into 2018 now, are you sticking to your resolutions? I haven’t really been great on the exercising one, but that’s because I’ve been taking advantage of my husband’s last week off from work. I’ve been getting him to watch Eli while I get some work done, toddler free 🙂

It’s amazing how much easier it is to shoot a video or take photos of a recipe without a tiny person trying to climb up your legs. Who would have thought!

 

I made this recipe while they were at the playground yesterday and I am so excited to share it with you! It’s not only beautiful to look at (so many colors!) it’s also really delicious to eat. It’s packed with tons of healthy vegetables and also lots of protein.

It has protein from the chickpeas and tofu feta that I added in, but the exciting hidden source of protein is the Chickapea Pasta that I used!  I find it to be so much heartier and more filling than other pastas. It gives such a wonderful texture to this Loaded Greek Pasta Salad and the chickpea/lentil taste really compliments all the other ingredients. It doesn’t take much time to cook up either, which is a huge plus for me.

Greek Chickpea Salad | Chickapea Pasta

I wanted to give you all something really bright and fresh today and I’m pretty sure this Loaded Greek Chickpea Pasta Salad does the trick! It contains  so many healthy vegetables and is also protein packed, making it great for lunch or dinner.

Chickapea Pasta is naturally gluten free (yah!) and I used a homemade tofu feta to make it vegan as well. I guarantee you that this pasta salad will make you feel great after eating it 🙂

You can find more of Izzy’s recipe on Facebook and Instagram.

More Quick and Easy Chickapea salads for you to enjoy!

We’d love to see your favorite pasta dishes and you can show us what happens in your kitchen by hashtagging #chickapeapasta and @chickapeapasta so we can share with our readers on Instagram.  Cheers!

5 from 6 votes
Loaded Greek Chickpea Pasta Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This delicious and healthy salad is loaded with tons of protein and vegetables!  Full of color, flavor and texture - healthy deliciousness!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6
Calories: 414 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces box Chickapea Pasta (spirals, penne or shells)
  • 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cucumber
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • DRESSING
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare all vegetables and place them in a large bowl with the feta, chickpeas and parsley.
  2. Cook Chickapea Pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to the bowl.
  3.  Add all dressing ingredients to a small bowl, or jar, and whisk until combined. Pour dressing over pasta salad and mix all ingredients together until they’re combined.
  4. Pasta salad can be served immediately or refrigerated up to 3 days.
Recipe Notes

Izzy uses her Homemade Vegan Tofu Feta for this recipe to keep it vegan.  The recipe can be found here.

A healthy, colorful vegan salad that comes together in no time.
14 Comments
  • Nick @ GreekBoston.com
    Posted at 11:15h, 22 January Reply

    We tend to associate pasta salads with summer but who says that’s the only time to enjoy them?! As long as you have access to the ingredients, it makes a healthy dish at any time. This looks great!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:27h, 26 January Reply

      Totally agree Nick! Pasta salads are staples for a great lunch too!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 18:40h, 14 January Reply

    This is such sa great recipe!!!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:28h, 26 January Reply

      Thanks Kristen! Glad you like it. It screams yummy!

  • Mahy
    Posted at 12:56h, 10 January Reply

    This is totally bright and refreshing!! Can’t wait to try it asap! 🙂

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:29h, 26 January Reply

      Definitely let us know when you do! Enjoy!

  • Regina
    Posted at 23:44h, 04 January Reply

    So bright and beautiful! This healthy pasta salad is such a great addition to any dinner table or potluck!

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    Posted at 19:03h, 04 January Reply

    What a healthy start to 2018! I’ve been loading my plate with fresh salads like this since Christmas — and I can’t wait to try this one with Chickapea added!

  • Jenn peas and crayons
    Posted at 16:44h, 04 January Reply

    Totally crazy for this resolution ready chickapea pasta salad! Can’t wait to dive right in!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 12:16h, 10 January Reply

      The good news is you can eat our healthy pasta all year long! No resolution required. 🙂

  • Tania
    Posted at 15:13h, 04 January Reply

    Wow! I just cannot wait to try this goodness! Love all of the ingredients, especially the Chikapea pasta!

  • marcie
    Posted at 12:35h, 04 January Reply

    This is the epitome of the perfect dish for me!

  • Sarah | Well and Full
    Posted at 11:52h, 04 January Reply

    That dressing sounds absolutely mouthwatering… I can’t wait to make it!!

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